11 And they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say (A)that Elijah must come first?”

12 Then He answered and told them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things. And (B)how is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and (C)be treated with contempt? 13 But I say to you that (D)Elijah has also come, and they did to him whatever they wished, as it is written of him.”

A Boy Is Healed(E)

14 (F)And when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them. 15 Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him. 16 And He asked the scribes, “What are you discussing with them?”

17 Then (G)one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. 18 And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”

19 He answered him and said, “O (H)faithless[a] generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I [b]bear with you? Bring him to Me.” 20 Then they brought him to Him. And (I)when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.

21 So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”

And he said, “From childhood. 22 And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

23 Jesus said to him, (J)“If[c] you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; (K)help my unbelief!”

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He (L)rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

28 (M)And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”

29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but (N)prayer [d]and fasting.”

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  1. Mark 9:19 unbelieving
  2. Mark 9:19 put up with
  3. Mark 9:23 NU “ ‘If You can!’ All things
  4. Mark 9:29 NU omits and fasting

14 (A)But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For (B)“who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” (C)But we have the mind of Christ.

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12 “Son of man, (A)take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God:

(B)“You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in (C)Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of (D)your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14 “You were the anointed (E)cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on (F)the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till (G)iniquity was found in you.

16 “By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, (H)O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.

17 “Your (I)heart was [a]lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.

18 “You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
(J)You have become a horror,
And shall be no (K)more forever.” ’ ”

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  1. Ezekiel 28:17 Proud

The Fall of Lucifer

12 “How(A) you are fallen from heaven,
O [a]Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
(B)‘I will ascend into heaven,
(C)I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the (D)mount of the congregation
(E)On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
(F)I will be like the Most High.’

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  1. Isaiah 14:12 Lit. Day Star

24 (A)Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by [a]Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”

25 But Jesus (B)knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

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  1. Matthew 12:24 NU, M Beelzebul, a Philistine deity

11 (A)Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against (B)principalities, against powers, against (C)the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

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  1. Ephesians 6:11 schemings
  2. Ephesians 6:12 NU this darkness,

13 For such (A)are false apostles, (B)deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into (C)an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, (D)whose end will be according to their works.

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10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For [a]if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 2:10 NU indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes

Be [a]sober, be [b]vigilant; [c]because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

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  1. 1 Peter 5:8 self-controlled
  2. 1 Peter 5:8 watchful
  3. 1 Peter 5:8 NU, M omit because

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than (A)he who is in the world.

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(A)He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, (B)that He might destroy the works of the devil.

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41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, (A)‘Depart from Me, you cursed, (B)into the everlasting fire prepared for (C)the devil and his angels:

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10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone (A)where[a] the beast and the false prophet are. And they (B)will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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  1. Revelation 20:10 NU, M where also